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More about gynaecology and pregnancy claims
Obstetrics, the speciality involved with the management of pregnancy, delivery and the immediate period after childbirth, is one branch of medicine that most women will come into contact with at some point in their lives.
Poor treatment by a doctor or a midwife or failure to diagnose birth defects could be grounds for a claim. Common obstetric errors include failing to appropriately manage a difficult labour leading to oxygen deprivation for your baby, incorrect interpretation of the cardiotocography trace (CTG) equipment monitoring the baby’s health during birth and poorly managed complications following caesarean section.
The worst cases can result in miscarriage, stillbirth or cerebral palsy, but what makes any birth or pregnancy claim so important is the fact that, for the most seriously injured children, an award will have to fund ongoing care, therapies and treatment for many years.
Claims by children can be started at any time up until their 21st birthday, whereas a claim by a mother for her injuries must be started within three years of the event For the most seriously injured children (those who are suffering from a disability such that they are unable to make their own decisions), there may be no time limit to bringing action at all.
If you or your child have suffered an injury during pregnancy or birth our specialist team of lawyers at Access Legal will help you fight for the answers and obtain the financial support you need to cope with whatever the future holds.